NGC 6535

Posted by dcrowson
on Monday, May 25, 2020
NGC 6535 (Melotte 189 and others) is a Shapley-Sawyer class XI ( globular cluster located approximately 22,200 light-years away in Serpens Cauda.

2MASX J18032745-0017427 (PGC 61331 and others) is the galaxy to the right (west) of NGC 6535. It appears to be heavily obscured by dust.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged over nine nights in April and May, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

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